New Hampshire gubernatorial election, 2002

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New Hampshire gubernatorial election, 2002
New Hampshire
2000 ←
November 5, 2002 → 2004

  Gov Craig Benson on 9-11-04.JPG
Nominee Craig Benson Mark Fernald
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 259,663 169,277
Percentage 58.62% 38.21%

Governor before election

Jeanne Shaheen
Democratic

Elected Governor

Craig Benson
Republican

When incumbent Democratic Governor Jeanne Shaheen opted to run for the United States Senate rather than seek a fourth term as Governor, self-funding businessman Craig Benson, the Republican nominee defeated Mark Fernald, a New Hampshire State Senator and the Democratic nominee, in the general election after each of them won contested primary elections.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Fernald 34,683 53.28%
Democratic Bev Hollingworth 27,777 42.67%
Democratic Write-ins 2,632 4.04%
Totals 65,092 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Craig Benson 56,099 36.65%
Republican Bruce Keough 51,461 33.62%
Republican Gordon Humphrey 42,698 27.90%
Republican Robert Kingsbury 877 0.57%
Republican Joe Haas 759 0.50%
Republican Bob Kroepel 578 0.38%
Republican Write-ins 575 0.38%
Totals 153,047 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

New Hampshire gubernatorial election, 2002[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Craig Benson 259,663 58.62% +14.86%
Democratic Mark Fernald 169,277 38.21% -10.52%
Libertarian John Babiarz 13,028 2.94% +1.80%
Write-ins 1,008 0.23%
Majority 90,386 20.40% +15.43%
Turnout 442,976
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

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